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From the Spring 2017 Issue

Recent History
Union Pacific R.R. crews in early February replaced ties along the tracks at San Luis Obispo. In the photo at left, they’re working just south of the Museum’s display track. They’re using “off-line” equipment, which interferes less with train movements than equipment that occupies the track. The maintenance effort was scheduled to continue south during the spring.

Visitor Survey Results
Last Fall visitors were asked to note their favorite aspects, and things the Museum should add or change. The model railroad, and docents and staff, topped the list of enjoyed features. Suggestions for improvement included more interactive exhib- its, and general information in introductory talks, a printed pamphlet, or audio recordings. We’re working on all of these.

2016 ANNUAL REPORT
The interior of our Southern Pacific bay window caboose got new upholstery for its seats and bunk, fresh paint, and authentic details ranging from a stove to a cup holder. Efforts to obtain and restore individual components were projects in themselves.

There were 53 regular open days and two extended weekends, allowing about 3,500 people to pass through. In addition, the Museum hosted eight events arranged by groups, ranging from young children to public works professionals and to Amtrak personnel.

A freestanding sign using semaphore signal parts was installed, and dedicated in memory of Arnold Jonas. Building wall signs were designed, fabricated, and installed. Fencing for Emily Street Yard was relocated to accommodate a neighbor’s project. Parts of the Freighthouse exterior were painted and a rain gutter was installed. Doors and the roof were repaired. Upgrades for display cases were begun.

And much more...

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